SENATE COMMITTEE ON RULES

 

 

May 17, 2005                                                                                                          Hearing Room B

3:00 P.M.                                                                                                                     Tapes  75 - 76

Corrected 10/27/05

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Kate Brown, Chair

Sen. Jason Atkinson

Sen. Frank Shields

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Ted Ferrioli, Vice-Chair

Sen. Charlie Ringo

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Tiffany Harris, Committee Administrator

Karen Scoffield, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:          

HCR 10 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HJM 6 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HJR 50 – Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 164 – Public Hearing

 

These minutes are in compliance with Senate and House Rules.  Only text enclosed in quotation marks reports a speaker’s exact words.  For complete contents, please refer to the tapes.

 

TAPE/#

Speaker

Comments

TAPE 75, A

005

Chair Brown

Calls the meeting to order at 3:05 p.m.  Opens a public hearing on HCR 10.  Notes that the committee is meeting as a subcommittee.

HCR 10 – PUBLIC HEARING

008

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator.  Provides an overview of HCR 10.

013

Rep. Bruce Hanna

House District 10.  Testifies in support of HCR 10. Discusses the accomplishments of Mr. Stewart.

045

Rep. Hanna

Continues discussion.

The following material is submitted for the record without public testimony:

 

Edward N. Fadeley

Citizen, Oregon.  Submits written testimony in support of HCR 10 (EXHIBIT A).

070

Chair Brown

Closes public hearing on HCR 10 and opens public hearing on HJM 6.

HJM 6 – PUBLIC HEARING

077

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator.  Provides an overview of HJM 6.

083

Rep. Donna Nelson

House District 24.  Testifies in support of HJM 6. Submits an informational packet entitled “Preserving Oregon’s Home Loan Benefit for ‘Post-76 Veterans,’” in support of HJM 6 (EXHIBIT B).

 

 

Note: The committee is now meeting as a full committee.

103

Rep. Nelson

Continues testimony.

150

Rep. Nelson

Concludes.

160

Chair Brown

Asks if Rep. Nelson and Sen. Shields have discussed taking a delegation to Washington D.C. to lobby Congress and other states.

164

Rep. Nelson

Responds that they do need to do this.

170

Sen. Shields

Comments that he is interested, but limited on time.

175

Rep. Nelson

Comments that the budget dollars are available for this purpose.  

180

Jim Willis

Director, Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Testifies in support of HJM 6. Discusses plans with HJM 6.

210

Chair Brown

Closes public hearing on HJM 6 and opens work session on HJM 6.

HJM 6 – WORK SESSION

216

Sen. Atkinson

MOTION:  Moves HJM 6 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Ferrioli, Ringo

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. ATKINSON will lead discussion on the floor.

228

Chair Brown

Closes work session on HJM 6 and opens public hearing on HJR 50.

HJR 50 – PUBLIC HEARING

230

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator.  Provides an overview of HJR 50.

234

Andi Jordan

Vice President, Legislation, Oregon PTA.  Testifies in support of HJR 50.

264

Sen. Atkinson

Asks if Polio was the PTA’s first vaccination push.

266

Jordan

States that she believes so.  Offers to verify the information and provide a response.

273

Chair Brown

Closes public hearing on HJR 50 and opens work session on HJR 50.

HJR 50 – WORK SESSION

275

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves HJR 50 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Ferrioli, Ringo

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. SHIELDS will lead discussion on the floor.

283

Chair Brown

States that SB 1054 will be carried over due to amendments.  Closes work session on HJR 50 and opens work session on HCR 10.

HCR 10 – WORK SESSION

287

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves HCR 10 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Ferrioli, Ringo

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. PROZANSKI will lead discussion on the floor.

295

Chair Brown

Closes work session on HCR 10 and opens public hearing on SB 164.

 

SB 164 – PUBLIC HEARING

300

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator.  Provides an overview of SB 164.

316

Kappy Eaton

Governance Chair, League of Women Voters – Oregon.  Testifies in support of SB 164.

330

Chair Brown

Asks Eaton what she feels are the most important sections of SB 164.

338

Eaton

Discusses sections 2 and 4.

367

Eaton

States that they support amendments to SB 164 to assist the disabled community in signing petitions.

372

Sen. Shields

Refers to EXHIBIT C.  Asks if Eaton thinks that there will be a problem with a scenario Meek describes in his testimony. 

397

Eaton

Defers to John Lindback.

410

John Lindback

Elections Director, Secretary of State. Comments that he has not seen EXHIBIT C.

420

Sen. Shields

Directs Lindback to page 2 of EXHIBIT C.

422

Lindback

Responds to Sen. Shield’s question. 

TAPE 76, A

010

Chair Brown

Asks if the County Elections Clerk would consider the signature valid if there are notations elsewhere on the sheet.

012

Lindback

States that it is in the Clerk’s discretion.

017

Sen. Shields

Comments on the ability to recognize familiar signatures.

020

Chair Brown

Comments on signatures. Asks Lindback to review EXHIBIT C.  Suggests that Lindback form a work group to address the concerns of SB 164.

040

Eaton

Comments that this could be an integral part of the training for those who pass petitions.

045

Chair Brown

Asks Harris for comments on SB 164.

050

Harris

Comments on the court’s position.  

058

Lindback

Comments on the problems with fraud in the petition process and the need for legislation.

069

Chair Brown

Discusses the need to hear alternative proposals from opponents to SB 164.  States that she is committed to address the issues with fraud.

075

Sen. Shields

Comments that it is a serious issue.

077

Chair Brown

Directs Lindback to talk with other individuals regarding proposed language changes to SB 164.

083

Harris

Comments further on the court’s procedures with fraud.

The following material is submitted for the record without public testimony:

 

Daniel Meek

Citizen, Portland, Oregon. Submits written testimony in opposition to SB 164 (EXHIBIT C).

090

Chair Brown

Closes public hearing on SB 164. Adjourns the meeting at 3:42 p.m.

 


 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A.     HCR 10, written testimony, Edward Fadeley, 1 p

B.     HJM 6, informational packet, Rep. Donna Nelson, 7 pp

C.     SB 164, written testimony, Daniel Meek, 3 pp